The Precarious Alliance: Energy in Transition, is a multidisciplinary sustainability symposium hosted by Delaware Valley College that explores the challenges and conflicts related to how we can better adapt human networks to reduce and reverse trends of environmental degradation, economic instability, and social inequalities.

Our symposium invites academics, educators, business leaders, policymakers, environmental advocates, planners, engineers, attorneys, and farmers from around the world to discuss and debate current energy-related issues, such as fossil fuels and renewables; green design and technology; federal and local energy policy; energy finance and economics; energy consumption and conservation cultures; boomtowns and transition towns; and social and environmental impacts.

The Precarious Alliance series was conceived by President Dr. Joseph S. Brosnan and launched in 2010 as a forum for sharing interdisciplinary perspectives, encouraging civil dialogue, and proposing solutions.